Cognisess helps companies use ‘people analytics’ as a recruitment and benchmarking tool. Its software platform Cognisess Deep Learn provides insights on candidates’ strengths, attributes and personality traits so a company can screen hundreds of applicants and auto-invite for interview without having to sift through CVs. It can also be used to assess current talent to boost performance and target...

British business is set to waste an estimated £37 billion on failed Agile IT projects over the course of the next 12 months, claims independent IT consultancy 6point6. An Agile Agenda: How CIOs Can Navigate The Post-Agile Era reveals that 12% of Agile projects are failing completely. Over half (53%) of CIOs regard Agile development as ‘discredited’ and 75% are no longer prepared to defend it. Chris...

Cloud penetration in the UK now stands at 88%, with 67% of organisations expecting to increase their adoption of cloud services over the coming year, reveals new analysis by the Cloud Industry Forum (CIF). However, concerns over data privacy (62%) and budgeting constraints (35%) mean that a ‘cloud-everything’ model is still not feasible for all organisations. A survey of 250 decision-makers in...

Posted on Jun 23 2017 - 3:05pm by Editorial Content
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Kerv Wearables launched a contactless payment ring that enables the wearer to make a contactless payment wherever Mastercard contactless transactions are allowed. The ring is waterproof, scratchproof and doesn’t need charging or pairing with a smartphone to work. It links to a Mastercard prepaid account issued by PSI-PAY Ltd and comes with a companion card for higher value transactions, online payments...

Posted on Jun 22 2017 - 3:05pm by Editorial Content
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Epson’s stand featured a range of wearable devices including its Moverio BT-350 smart glasses, which use AR to bring museums and other visitor attractions to life, and the Moverio Pro BT-2000 smart headset designed for business and mobile workforce applications. Following a recent partnership between the two companies, Epson was also highlighting DJI drones and the DJI GO app. Optimised for Epson...

London has the largest tech community in the UK and Ireland, but Dublin has the greatest density. According to Stack Overflow’s Q1 Developer Ecosystem Report, developers make up 9% of the workforce in Dublin, 7.7% of the workforce in London and 7.1% of the workforce in Edinburgh. Despite its reputation as a major tech hub, Cambridge only just scraped into the top ten, with developers making up 3.8%...

What’s currently having the greatest impact on your business? The growth in cloud services. We’ve still got a very solid traditional PBX business, but there’s no doubt that hosted telephony is growing very fast. Microsoft’s acquisition and subsequent promotion of Skype for Business has been a key driver, as has BT throwing its weight behind the market. As a result, our business with ITSPs...

Tech Data Mobile has signed a distribution agreement with TCL Communication to bring the new BlackBerry KEYone to the channel in the UK and Ireland. David Nelson, Head of Dealer Sales at Tech Data Mobile UK and Ireland, said: “We are very excited to be giving our customers the opportunity to take the new BlackBerry KEYone smartphone to market. This is, as TCL puts it, ‘distinctly different and...

Posted on Jun 21 2017 - 4:17pm by Tayla Ansell
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The fourth generation of the HP ZBook Mobile Workstation delivers desktop power in a sleek mobile design. Developed for creative workers, such as filmmakers, designers and artists, the devices boast a number of security features, including HP Sure Start Gen3, the industry’s first self-healing PC BIOS with comprehensive encryption, strong authentication, malware protection, data protection, identity...

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In the Future Tech Demo Zone of UC Expo, visitors got the chance to see demonstrations of the cloud-powered, all-in-one Cisco Spark Board, which uses ultrasound wireless pairing technology to recognise and greet presenters as they approach it. Multiple participants, including remote workers, can draw on the whiteboard together, with work saved to a shared team space. A 4K camera, microphone array and...